Hey All -
Nice forums that y'all have here. I'm glad to have found this resource and I look forward to participating. No doubt y'all are GSD enthusiasts with all the forum sections and posts.
I love dogs and I tend to be pretty good with them. I currently have an 11 year old Black Lab, who i suspect has some GSD in him. He is a great dog: smart, loyal, curious, funny, energetic, and very lovable. I want to get a GSD for a couple reasons: (1) I've always admired the breed, and (2) As my Lab gets older, I would like to have another dog around for security purposes.
My lab is dominant, but also a little nervous/insecure. My hope is that another dog helps with that as well. He exhibits kennel aggression in his kennel, the house, the back yard, the truck - anywhere where he is separated from others. Once that barrier is gone, he's typically fine. I don't mind that in that it tells would be intruders to stay away. However, I'm scratching my head with the addition of a GSD. I think it would be easier on him if I introduced a puppy rather than a grown dog. And I'm thinking about a female puppy. I'm located in the Eastern panhandle of WV, and I'm having trouble finding a breeder that suits me. My expectations are:
(1) German standard, not the US standard, and preferably on the heavy side (say 100 lbs).
(2) Good hips at a minimum.
(3) Well behaved parents of the puppies
(4) something within a 2 hour drive (if possible).
I found this
breeder. I can't find any information on line about them one way or the other. I called all of the Vets in the area and none had heard of them. It could be a new partnership that is not well known -IDK.
I looked for a forum section that was meant for asking about breeders, but I didn't find it. If I'm posting all of this in the wrong section, then I apologize. Any help that y'all could give me would be greatly appreciated.